Thursday, February 21, 2013

Swan of Avon

Continuing with the swan theme and nostalgia of the River Avon from my childhood, the English playwright William Shakespeare was called The Swan of Avon. The swan is associated with poetry (because the bard Orpheus is said to have become a swan), and with music (because swans were sacred to Apollo, the Greek god of music), which is partially why he was tagged with that name and the fact that his hometown of Stratford is on the River Avon.

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